The Cincinnati Reds have fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start to the season. Reds’ pitching coach, Mack Jenkins, has also been let go in the organization’s sweeping changes Thursday morning.
Jim Riggleman will take over as interim manager for the time being, but a search for a new permanent manager will be happening at a later time that has not been announced by the club. He has been the Red’s bench coach this season. Riggleman has posted a 662-824 record over his 12 seasons as a manager of the Padres, Cubs, Mariners and Nationals.
Louisville Bats’ manager Pat Kelly has been promoted from the AAA level to bench coach to fill Riggleman’s place. Pensacola pitching coach Danny Darwin will move up from AA pitching coach, all the way to the Reds.
Price took over at the start of the 2014 season after the Reds decided they no longer wanted Dusty Baker in the dugout. In his four-plus seasons as manager, Price posted an overall record of 279-378.
After the 2014 season, Cincinnati went into rebuild mode and it looked like they were willing to stick with Price through the rebuild. The start to this season was not going well for the Reds and after 18 games, they decided a move was needed.